eHAC Application Data Leaks, Users Are Asked to Beware and Delete Old Applications

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Data leakage is no longer a new thing, the article has been that users’ data has been hacked several times by hackers starting from the site e-commerce, BPJS Health, until the latest is eHAC application user data. eHAC is an application initiated by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Indonesia as an effort to suppress the spread of Covid-19 in Indonesia. eHAC is a mandatory requirement for tourists who enter Indonesia from abroad and is also a requirement for domestic flights in Indonesia.

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The data of users of the eHAC application which reached about 1.3 million people was leaked and is currently in the hands of hackers

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Cyber ​​security expert Alfons Tanujaya said he regretted the leak of data from the electronic Health Alert Card or eHAC initiated by the Ministry of Health. According to him, there is not much that can be done at this time and he can only ask everyone who has registered to be vigilant against cybercrime. He also said, “Pray to God Almighty, the data is already in the hands of hackers, there can be nothing,” he said as quoted by CNN news, Tuesday (31/8).

This data leak was revealed by Noam and Ran from vpnMentor, which is one of the sites that has a focus on Virtual Private Network or VPN security. They found a data leak since July 15, 2021 and only received a response from the National Cyber ​​and Crypto Agency or BSSN on August 22, 2021. Quoting from the vpnMentor page, there are about 1.3 million records from 1.4 million eHAC users who experienced data leaks .

Of the 1.4 million records in the eHAC application, what data are leaked?

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Launching from the BBC page, there are three types of data leaked in the eHAC application, namely Covid-19 test data, data from 226 hospitals and clinics in Indonesia, and user identity data. The Covid-19 test data includes traveler’s identity cards, hospital identities, queue numbers, reference numbers, addresses, as well as types and results of Covid tests. For hospital and clinic data, it includes details of the hospital, the name of the person in charge of the traveler, the name of the doctor, the capacity of the hospital, the type and number of tests, and the type of traveller.

Finally, user identity data includes passport or ID card number, full name, phone number, occupation, gender, eHAC account profile photo, and hotel details for travelers.

This data leak will certainly have a wide impact. Starting from being abused by hackers to the emergence of public doubts

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This data leak that occurs can have an impact on the privacy of users, both Indonesian citizens and foreign nationals because their identities can be misused by hackers such as breaking into bank accounts and credit cards. In addition, this will also have an impact on handling Covid-19 if hackers change the test results from positive to negative or vice versa. Leakage of data can also raise public doubts to vaccinate because it turns out that their data is easily leaked.

Currently, the latest version of the eHAC application has been merged with Pedulilindungi, so users are asked to delete the old eHAC application as an optimal prevention effort.

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